3 superfood combinations that work better when eaten together

Will Kreznick

Superfoods pack a punch that is pleasing to your body.

From preventing cancer to giving you beautiful skin, incorporating such foods into your diet can make a huge difference.

Science says nutrient-dense foods not only make you feel great but may even reduce the risk of certain chronic health conditions while providing multiple health benefits.

You’ve most likely heard the term “superfoods” to describe foods that will supposedly make you look great, feel great and help you live a longer, healthier life – but what are “superfoods” and what makes them so super?

International health and wellness expert, Maria Ascencao

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Find local, healthy Alabama food and farmers market

Will Kreznick

Locally produced food is not too far away, and the new Sweet Grown Alabama website can help you find it.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — If you’re looking to buy locally grown products, Sweet Grown Alabama can help you find them.

The state’s agricultural branding program launched a new online searchable database and website to make it easier to find farmers in the Tennessee Valley and beyond and the fresh products they have to sell. 

There are 23 farms listed in North Alabama from Florence to Cullman. 

Each farmer’s profile features products, location, social media, their website, and how to purchase items.

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Charlottesville City Schools’ healthy meals earn state honors

Will Kreznick

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – Homemade meals and fresh produce can now be found in Charlottesville schools’ cafeterias.

Charlottesville City Schools (CCS) has earned state honors for meals during the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’re actually tasting items that they picked out, we cook them, allow them to taste them, and then on our menus in the fall it’s going to say student choice on the menu,” Nutrition Coordinator Carlton Jones said. “So they have selected some healthy options, and we’re working with them and I really feel that that’s one of the best ways to have more students eat, is by having

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Barriers to Accessing Healthy Food and Food Assistance During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Racial Justice Uprisings: A Mixed-Methods Investigation of Emerging Adults’ Experiences

Will Kreznick

This article was originally published here

J Acad Nutr Diet. 2021 Jun 16:S2212-2672(21)00343-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2021.05.018. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: A steep rise in food insecurity is among the most pressing US public health problems that has resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.

OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to (1) describe how food-insecure emerging adults are adapting their eating and child-feeding behaviors during COVID-19 and (2) identify barriers and opportunities to improve local food access and access to food assistance.

DESIGN: The COVID-19 Eating and Activity Over Time study collected survey data from emerging adults during April to October 2020 and

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Do convenience stores accepting food assistance funds offer enough healthy choices?

Will Kreznick

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – It’s a struggle for many Ohioans to put fresh food on the table, especially those living in rural areas.

19 Investigates found gas stations and dollar stores are sometimes their only options.

We examined what counts as healthy food for people who depend on food stamps, checking to see whether local stores accepting government money stock enough healthy options.

If you’ve ever wondered why that lonely banana is sitting by itself on a gas station counter, there is a reason why.

They may accept SNAP benefits, known as food stamps, and must meet certain requirements.

The

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